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Offline ninjamin7

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Old twist complains while hiking
« on: July 21, 2016, 10:06:49 PM »
Hello! Five years ago I twisted my knee while martial arts training (near the end of my ten-year career). I can't remember if it was an inside-to-outside twist or vice-versa. Since then it will occasionally tweak while simply walking, but more often it will tweak while hiking. This usually happens when I'm taking a large step upward leading with that leg; i.e., it starts as flexed then is extended while bearing most of my weight. Nothing is twisting during this exertion (that I know of), yet it will cry out in pain and remain painful for the remainder of the hike. Pain will occur when it's lifting or lowering my weight up or down a step, and when simply walking, when lifted up and forward to take a step. I'm wanting to revive my backpacking hobby and need to get this injury solved before venturing too far. The last trip left me immobile at base camp for a day while my knee recuperated.

Wearing a simple, hinged knee brace (ACE "hinged knee brace") reduces the likelihood of the joint being irritated to begin with, but once irritated the brace seems to provide little to no relief.

I have not been to a doc for it as the original injury didn't seem to necessitate a visit. (It hurt, but not *that* much and was "better" in a day.)

I'm looking for the following answers:

1) The next level of support I should try, whether a different kind of brace or a method of taping;
2) Probable joints/ligaments injured.

Thank you!

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Re: Old twist complains while hiking
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2016, 08:33:50 AM »
You should see a doctor or physiotherapist and get the knee checked out. Your symptoms don't sound dissimilar to mine when I had a meniscus tear, but knees are complex and it could be a myriad of things. You need a specialist to examine and diagnose, potentially on combination with imaging via xray or MRI. Your current issues may or may not have anything to do with the original injury of course

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